Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 752.51
Undescended testis
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015
  • Male Only Dx

  • ICD-9-CM 752.51 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 752.51 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 752.51 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Q53.9 Undescended testicle, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Undescended testicle
  • Unilat undescended testicle
  • Unilateral undescended testicle
Clinical Information
  • A condition in which one or both testicles fail to move from the abdomen, where they develop before birth, into the scrotum. Undescended testicles may increase the risk for development of testicular cancer
  • A developmental defect in which a testis or both testes failed to descend from high in the abdomen to the bottom of the scrotum. Testicular descent is essential to normal spermatogenesis which requires temperature lower than the body temperature. Cryptorchidism can be subclassified by the location of the maldescended testis
  • Failure of testes to descend into scrotum
  • The failure of one or both testes of a male fetus to descend from the abdomen into the scrotum during the late part of pregnancy. If not surgically corrected in early childhood, males may be at increased risk for testicular cancer later in life
Applies To
  • Cryptorchism
  • Ectopic testis
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 752.51 is only applicable to male patients.
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 752.51:
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